Donn, your outfitter and guide, is also the fly fishing guide training school director and instructor. He has been an outdoorsman in Montana for 53 years. He taught and directed a college level forestry school for 22 years in western Montana and his program provided elective courses in fly fishing techniques, fly tying, fly casting, white water rafting, and 60 to 100 mile wilderness river trips.

For the past 5 years, Donn has been living in Chile and Argentina during the winter months where he fishes the rivers and lakes for monster trout. He also is an accomplished flamenco guitarist. Donn won the 1988 Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) National Fly Casting Championship in West Yellowstone, Montana.

David, Donn’s son, began fly fishing at age 6, and won the National Junior Fly Casting Championship at age twelve. He obtained a Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) Certified Casting Instructor certification in 1999 in New Mexico and was one out of the five fly fishers in that state to hold that title at that time.

For the last 21 years David, who is a dedicated fly fisher of 33 years, has professionally guided in Montana, New Mexico, Idaho, the Mexican Caribbean, Chile, Argentina, and the slopes of the Western Sierra in California. He makes many trips back to the Clark Fork lodge every year to visit his Dad and home waters; he now owns Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop and Guide Service out of Bishop California in the heart of the Eastern Sierra.

Donn Dale of Clark Fork River Outfitters

David D'Beaupre of Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop and Guide Service